Pure Life – Page 12 – Primally Pure
I Gave Up Gluten, Sugar And Alcohol For A Year And This Is What Happened.

Impossible. That’s what immediately consumed my mind when I first felt to give up 3 of my most favorite things. Ever. These were my dietary staples and what society flaunts in front of my face on the daily. Giving up gluten, sugar AND alcohol? IMPOSSIBLE. And yet, here I sit over a year and a half later, having done the impossible. And feeling healthier, stronger and more nourished than ever. In skin, soul and spirit. This past year hasn’t been easy – I won’t sugar coat it 😉 – but isn’t it crazy and so true that sometimes the hardest...

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How To Balance Hormones Naturally Part 1: Eliminate Toxins

I will be the first to admit, for so long I thought eliminating toxins and natural living was just a marketing ploy—even as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), I fought against it! It wasn’t until I started researching the scary effects of toxins in our day to day life, that I became fully convicted. After seeing the amazing effects this lifestyle change had on my hormones, energy and skin health, I became passionate about the links between our hormones and the products we use each day! So why should you start eliminating toxins? Well, as women our hormones play a...

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Our Favorite Safe Sunscreen + Tips For Summer Skincare

It may be back to school season, but the Indian summer is just beginning. When you’re out enjoying the great outdoors, keep in mind that the sun is out longer and its rays are stronger. Let your skin soak in the sun’s benefits on a daily basis this summer, being mindful that while sunlight is proven to elevate our mood and positive mindset, it also increases the risk of skin and cell damage. Free radical exposure is a real threat to the health of our skin and entire self, leading to inflammatory skin conditions (acne, pigmentation and premature aging) and...

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How Blue Yarrow Body Oil Helped This Seaside Blogger's Skin Glow

Body oil, a luxurious liquid to hydrate, heal, and nourish the skin. This lovely bottle of goodness has had me floating on air the last few weeks. My skin is glowing and prepared to enjoy a long golden summer. My journey with oils did not begin well. I loved the idea of using pure raw coconut or olive oil on my skin, but every time I did the oil would simply not absorb. It would sit on top and make me feel slippery and well… oily all day long! It stained my clothes and sheets and basically was an incredibly...

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Beef Tallow (What It Is And Why Your Skin Needs It)

Fats have been a completely foreign and contradicting aspect of health throughout the last few decades – especially for Americans. Year after year we’ve been told that fat is bad, to be afraid (very afraid) and to stay far, far away. Thankfully, times are changing and the truth is out. Healthy fats are actually beneficial AND essential when it comes to our overall health, starting at a cellular level. One fat in particular, tallow (specifically from grass fed cows), is a game changer. Not only is beef tallow a healthy cooking fat, but it also acts as a topical superfood...

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6 Tips For Glowing Skin

We all want radiant, glowing skin. But if your post-holiday + mid-winter skin is anything like mine, it’s seen better days. Between the extra sweets and glasses of wine by the fireplace, dry winter air, added stress of the holidays, travel, etc., my skin is in desperate need of a pick-me-up! In an effort to nurse my complexion back to health, I’ve compiled a list of a few tips sure to bring life to dull + tired skin. If starting with all of these at once sounds intimidating, try adding in one or two at a time. Creating (and sticking...

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Everything Spray Vs. Complexion Mist

A few times each week we get the question, “What’s the difference between Everything Spray and Complexion Mist?” It’s a fair question. They’re both sprays and both are completely unique and outside the realm of products we’re accustomed to seeing. But before I explain the difference, let me give you a little background on why our products are so outside of the box. We’re not big on pushing a one-size-fits-all approach to skincare. We’ll never tell you to wash with THIS cleanser, followed by THIS toner and then THIS moisturizer. Every complexion is different and has its own unique needs....

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What's In Your Deodorant And Why You Should Care (Plus An Easy DIY)

We’re bombarded with chemicals and toxins on the daily – internally and externally – through pollution, processed foods, cleaning products and personal care products. That last one is big. Especially considering one of the most chemical-filled products is something most of us apply every single day (sometimes even multiple times a day) exposing our skin + entire self to an array of ingredients that have been proven to cause more harm than health. The offenders? Toxic chemicals in deodorants and Antiperspirants. We often don’t take into consideration how the simple swipe of a stick on our underarms can be so...

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Babies Deserve To Be Pampered Too

Welcoming your little one to the world is full of deep joys, new discoveries, and decisions on how to best care for and nurture this new life. While big-name baby brands pull on parents’ heartstrings through marketing and media, their products are often lacking the purity and healing properties that delicate bodies are in need of. With skin so soft and sensitive, even the “mildest” formula may not be the most beneficial. Labels stating all-natural, safe, tear free, etc. can sometimes be misleading. So as always, it’s essential to look at the list of ingredients that will inevitably be absorbed...

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How To Get Rid Of Acne Part 3 (Topical Solutions)

This post is the last segment of a 3-part series on how to get rid of acne. Click here to read Part 1, and find Part 2 here. Often when we think about treating acne and other skin concerns, our mind immediately goes to the products we apply: lotions, serums, scrubs, etc. As we’ve been focusing on holistic factors that can help bring healing to acne from within, it’s finally time to take a look at those topical products that will help us on our journey of saying goodbye to acne. Before we begin, let’s state the obvious. Skincare can...

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How To Get Rid Of Acne Part 2 (Lifestyle Solutions)

This post is Part 2 of a three-part series focused on how to get rid of acne. Click here to read Part 1 (all about nutritional factors) and Part 3 which covers topical solutions for acne.Because every part of our being is connected, it's important to take a holistic approach for a full skin healing protocol. Whether that means taking a couple moments in the car before walking in to work to calm your nervous system with deep breathing techniques or setting your alarm thirty minutes earlier to move your body and break a sweat, setting aside intentional time in...

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How To Get Rid Of Acne Part 1 (Nutritional Solutions)

This post is the first of a 3 part series focused on how to get rid of acne. Check out Part 2 (all about lifestyle factors) and Part 3 which will cover topical solutions for acne. As a teenager/young adult, I was prescribed all sorts of pills and topical creams for acne. You name it, I’ve more than likely tried it at some point. Some of these treatments worked for a little while and some didn’t work at all. But none of them were a true solution to my problem, as they didn’t address the underlying issues that were causing...

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Welcome To Our New Space! (A Photo Tour)

It’s hard to believe that just 6 months ago, I was making products in my kitchen and shipping orders from the room in our house that is now our daughter’s nursery. Primally Pure had taken over our entire house at that point (all the while I had been daydreaming about new office inspiration). Our living room, kitchen, and guest bedroom were all stuffed with stacks of boxes filled with jars, bottles, coconut oil, and all sorts of containers/ingredients. Our tiny kitchen was nearly impossible to cook or eat in, as I was making product in it almost every waking hour....

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5 Simple Ways To Treat Yo Self!

As a new mom, I’m realizing the importance of providing myself with small and easy indulgences whenever I can find the time. It definitely isn’t easy, but I’m finding that I have more energy and drive to take care of others when I am able to care for myself as well. And while I would LOVE to spend a week in a luxury over-the-water bungalow in Fiji, go on regular shopping sprees, get a massage once a week etc., these things aren’t always a possibility (as much as I would like them to be)! So instead, we’re going to focus...

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Natural Deodorant 101

When I first learned about the yucky and potentially dangerous ingredients found in conventional deodorant (aluminum, parabens and phthalates – oh my!), I knew I couldn’t continue to use it. The first place I turned was grocery store brands. I tried many of them with little to no success. As much as I wanted them to work, they just didn’t do the trick (far from it – none of them gave me lasting odor protection and I even developed a natural deodorant rash from a few of them). In the midst of my search for the perfect natural deodorant, I...

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Oil Cleansing Method (How To Do It And Why It Works)

As an oily-skinned and acne-prone teenager, I grew up thinking that harsh = better when it came to cleansers. I would buy and try every cleanser that promised to strip away oil (completely opposite of the oil cleansing method) and, as a result, get rid of pimples and blemishes. Unfortunately, these cleansers never seemed to work like the commercials on TV promised. My skin would always feel super dry after a wash, but soon afterwards it would be overcome with unnatural amounts of oil/grease. It wasn’t until much later that I learned why. By drying my skin out with harsh...

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How To Use Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal is one of skincare’s best kept secrets. And since it has so many uses that aren’t talked about too often, I really wanted to show you guys how to use activated charcoal! My first experience with activated charcoal (AC) happened a few years ago when I came down with a nasty bout of food poisoning. Instead of seeing a doctor or taking medicine, I decided to consult Dr. Google on what to do. I probably typed in “natural remedies for food poisoning” or something like that. One of the first things that popped up was activated charcoal (charcoal...

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Harmful Ingredients In Sunscreen And How To Prevent Sun Damage Naturally

I used to spend a LOT of time in the sun. Between competitive swimming and water polo in high school, life guarding nearly every summer as a teenager, and years of shameless sun bathing in an all-out effort to become the darkest version of myself possible, I’ve definitely had more than my fair share of sun exposure. Looking back on my years of reckless sun worshiping, I kick myself. Not just for spending more than a healthy amount of time in the sun, but more so for not paying any attention to all of the harmful ingredients in sunscreen that...

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